The ECF has added its weight to the statement from Fide referred to in our last post.
The following statement was issued by Mike Truran (ECF Chief Executive) and Malcolm Pein (FIDE Delegate and International Director) supporting FIDE’s decision that the 44th Chess Olympiad and the FIDE Congress will not take place in Russia.
The ECF has gone further, adding that:
- In its view, FIDE should hold no further events in Russia until Russia has fully withdrawn from Ukrainian sovereign territory.
- It will not send teams, players or officials to any chess events held in Russia until Russia has fully withdrawn from Ukrainian sovereign territory and ends hostilities against the Ukrainian people.
- In its view, FIDE should terminate all agreements with Russian sponsors with immediate effect.
The full statement can be read here: ECF Ukraine Statement.